Obituaries for October 5

Dane H. Bowden-Kauka, 36, of Hilo died Aug. 29 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was a member of the Hawaii Laborers’ Union Local 368, heavy equipment operator for Concrete Coring Co. and former foreman and crane operator at Resort Management Group. Drive-thru visitation only 4-6 p.m. Saturday, (Oct. 16, at Dodo Mortuary upper carport. Face masks and social distancing required. Survived by companion, Brandi Paulo; mother, Javer Lani (Clarence) Kekaualua; stepmother, Joan Kauka; brother, Kimokeo Bowden Sr.; sister, Amanda Kauka-Fernandez; nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Leslie Jiro Ha‘aheo Nomura Doctor, 38, of Pahoa died Sept. 19 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Hilo, he was the owner of Mooloa Farms Service, worked at Close Construction, a member of the Flooring Union and black belt with Dragon’s Kaju Ken Bo. Service at a later date. Survived by parents, Leslie and Shirley Doctor of Pahoa; brothers, Uriah “Hinano” (Leila) Nomura of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ethan (Ashley) Doctor of Ainaloa; maternal grandfather, Henry Nomura of Ewa Beach, Oahu; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Leroy (Lee) Andrew Lux, 87, of Volcano died Sept. 23. Born in Chinook, Mont., he was a retired auto parts businessman, realtor and book buyer who enjoyed reading and watching westerns. Private service held. Survived by sons, Jeff (Cathi) Lux and Greg Lux; daughter, Tammy (Tom) McIntosh; sister, Judy (Lee) Howe; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; cousins. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.

Clara K. “Kapua” McColgan, 86, of Hilo died Sept. 9 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kaimu, Kalapana, she was a caregiver. Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Dodo Mortuary outdoor lanai. funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire; face masks and social distancing required. Survived by son, Mark Kaukini of Hilo; daughter, Jackie McColgan of Pahoa; brother, Clarence McColgan of Georgia; stepbrothers, Matthew Kaukini and Abraham Kaukini of Hilo; stepsisters, Lucy Kaukini, Bernadette Kaukini and Shirley Kaukini of Hilo; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.


Florentina Libed Ritarita, 95, of Orchidland died Sept. 25 at home. Born in Naguilian, La Union, Philippines, she was a retired teacher at Waipahu High School and past-president of the Filipina Cultural Club on Oahu. Private services. Survived by daughters, Gloria Ritarita of Honolulu, Brenda (James) Heron of Medford, Ore, and Vivien (Wally) Moniz of Keaau; son, Glenn (Teresita) Ritarita of San Diego; brother, Alfredo (Cely) Libed of Philippines; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

Tomiko Yoshimura, 101, of Hilo died Aug. 7 at home. Born in Papaikou, she was a retired seamstress for the former Kamehameha Garment Factory, Hata’s and Edith’s Dress Shop, member of Taishoji Soto Mission and its Kyodan, Fujinkai, Sunday School, Bushinkai and Baikako, Niigata Kenjin Kai and Lower Kawailani Kumiai. Private services held. No flowers or koden (monetary gifts). Survived by sons, Terry Yoshimura of Honolulu and Owen Yoshimura of Hilo; daughter, Lorraine (Dean) Fukuda of Hilo; brother, James (Yuriko) Nakai of Los Angeles; sisters, Fujiko Dochin of Waimea and Aiko (Wight) Sensui of Honolulu; sister-in-law, Aiko Nakai of Pearl City, Oahu; two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.

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